Something Else: A Fluxus Semicentenary

Event, EV.OMP.2011.09.15-17

Something Else: A Fluxus Semicentenary, was a three day event honoring the past half decade of Fluxus, a loose association of like minded conceptual and performance artists. The series of events, which included a film screening at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, a radio broadcast on KALW-FM, and live performances at SomArts Cultural Center, was presented by Other Minds and held in San Francisco from September 15-17, 2011. The film screening on September 15th featured many short films by or with Fluxus artists George Maciunas, Dick Higgins, Ben Vautier, Nam June Paik and more. After the films, Charles Amirkhanian moderated a Q & A session in the very dark theater with Alison Knowles and Hannah Higgins, joined by filmmaker and program curator, Peter Esmonde. On September 16th a Special Edition of Music From Other Minds was broadcast on KALW-FM (91.7) featuring a rare audio work by the Danish Fluxus composer and visual artist Henning Christiansen (1932-2008). The last event on September 17th featured live performances of a selection of iconic Fluxus works by some of its founding and/or more famous artists including Dick Higgins, George Brecht, Yoko Ono, George Maciunas, Alison Knowles, and Yoshi Wada.
Other Minds Special Programs Other Minds (has as presenter)
Wada, Yoshi (has as performing composer)
Knowles, Alison, 1933- (has as performing composer)
Higgins, Hannah, 1964- (has as performing composer)
Fong, Adam, 1980- (has as performer)
Wada, Tashi (has as performer)
Overton, Adam (has as performer)
Chessa, Luciano, 1971- (has as performer)
Higgins, Dick, 1938- (has as composer)
Schmit, Tomas (has as composer)
Ono, Yōko, 1943- (has as composer)
Maciunas, George, 1931-1978 (has as composer)
Amirkhanian, Charles (has as artistic director)
Cardwell, Adrienne (has as videographer)
Matheus, Silvia (has as videographer) SomArts Cultural Center
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas